Footsteps for Harry launched in Digbeth

Children from Norfolk House School in Edgbaston help load their shoes on to the van to go to Africa

Help Harry Help Others is a scheme that sends unwanted shoes to Africa, launched at South and City College in Digbeth last month. For every pair of donated shoes, the charity receives 35p towards their goal of finding a cure for brain cancer, and to support children and their families who are affected by cancer.

Local school pupils and college students loaded the first pairs of shoes onto a lorry to start their long journey to Africa, tying a label to their donated pair of shoes with a personal message for the new owner who receives them in Africa.

South and City College Birmingham have shoe bins in each of their campuses across the city where people can drop off their unwanted shoes. Shoe bins can be ordered online for schools and workplaces, or alternatively you can find your closest existing bin by visiting the Footsteps for Harry website.

Pamela Pinski

Digbeth and Proud

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